The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 548 355 323
Rank change year-on-year
-193 -32
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 57 305 351
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.14% 0.71% 0.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.54% 2.83% 2.94%
Number of salaries quoted 42 285 351
Average salary £43,250 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.50% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -
MCSD
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10599 10775 11943
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.68% 25.22% 26.28%
Number of salaries quoted 8663 8587 10054
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in London

MCSD
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the London region.

MCSD Salary Trend in London

MCSD
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSD across the London region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

MCSD Salary Histogram in London

MCSD
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the London region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Croydon - 10 £45,000 -
City of London -55 3 £42,500 -22.72% 2
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the London region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD.

1 118 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 98 (83.05%) .NET
3 96 (81.36%) C#
4 85 (72.03%) Microsoft
5 77 (65.25%) SQL Server
6 73 (61.86%) ASP.NET
7 70 (59.32%) Degree
8 66 (55.93%) Agile Software Development
9 56 (47.46%) .NET Framework
10 55 (46.61%) SharePoint
11 54 (45.76%) MVC
12 49 (41.53%) MS Excel
13 48 (40.68%) MCP
14 47 (39.83%) ASP.NET MVC
15 45 (38.14%) JavaScript
16 43 (36.44%) MCAD
17 39 (33.05%) SQL
18 35 (29.66%) MCDBA
18 35 (29.66%) TDD
19 31 (26.27%) Finance
19 31 (26.27%) Scrum
19 31 (26.27%) CSS
20 30 (25.42%) MCTS
21 27 (22.88%) NUnit
21 27 (22.88%) jQuery
21 27 (22.88%) BDD
22 26 (22.03%) Rhino Mocks
22 26 (22.03%) Moq
22 26 (22.03%) Web Application Development
22 26 (22.03%) LINQ

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the London region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 55 (46.61%) SharePoint
2 11 (9.32%) SharePoint 2013
3 9 (7.63%) SharePoint Server
4 8 (6.78%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (5.08%) IIS
6 3 (2.54%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.69%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 49 (41.53%) MS Excel
2 15 (12.71%) MS Office
3 9 (7.63%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 21 (17.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (5.93%) Cognos TM1
3 4 (3.39%) SAP CRM
3 4 (3.39%) Pivotal CRM
3 4 (3.39%) SalesLogix
4 1 (0.85%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 16 (13.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (10.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.39%) Intranet
2 2 (1.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (65.25%) SQL Server
2 26 (22.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (20.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (17.80%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (13.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (12.71%) Relational Database
6 15 (12.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 15 (12.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 12 (10.17%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (9.32%) Informix
8 11 (9.32%) Ingres
8 11 (9.32%) Data Mining
8 11 (9.32%) DB2
8 11 (9.32%) OLAP
9 8 (6.78%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (5.93%) Oracle OLAP
10 7 (5.93%) Cognos Powerplay
10 7 (5.93%) BODI
10 7 (5.93%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (5.93%) ReportNet
Development Applications
1 27 (22.88%) NUnit
2 26 (22.03%) Rhino Mocks
2 26 (22.03%) Moq
3 10 (8.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (5.93%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.85%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.85%) Subversion
5 1 (0.85%) Git (software)
General
1 31 (26.27%) Finance
2 26 (22.03%) Games
3 17 (14.41%) Law
4 7 (5.93%) Legal
Job Titles
1 69 (58.47%) Developer
2 50 (42.37%) .NET Developer
3 35 (29.66%) Consultant
4 28 (23.73%) Graduate
5 26 (22.03%) Junior
5 26 (22.03%) Junior Developer
5 26 (22.03%) Junior .NET Developer
6 20 (16.95%) Technical Consultant
7 16 (13.56%) Principal Consultant
8 15 (12.71%) Senior Developer
9 12 (10.17%) Microsoft Consultant
10 11 (9.32%) Applications Manager
10 11 (9.32%) Applications Support
10 11 (9.32%) ASP.NET Developer
11 10 (8.47%) Applications Developer
12 8 (6.78%) SharePoint Developer
13 7 (5.93%) Senior .NET Developer
14 6 (5.08%) Applications Support Manager
14 6 (5.08%) Support Manager
15 5 (4.24%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (83.05%) .NET
2 73 (61.86%) ASP.NET
3 56 (47.46%) .NET Framework
4 47 (39.83%) ASP.NET MVC
5 31 (26.27%) CSS
6 27 (22.88%) jQuery
7 26 (22.03%) NHibernate
7 26 (22.03%) LINQ
8 20 (16.95%) CSS3
8 20 (16.95%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 18 (15.25%) Ajax
10 14 (11.86%) WCF
10 14 (11.86%) HTML
11 10 (8.47%) ADO.NET
11 10 (8.47%) XSLT
12 9 (7.63%) WPF
12 9 (7.63%) WF
13 7 (5.93%) HTML5
14 6 (5.08%) XML
15 5 (4.24%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.64%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (13.56%) Management Information System
3 11 (9.32%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (8.47%) Client/Server
5 4 (3.39%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.39%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.41%) Windows
2 4 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.69%) AIX
3 2 (1.69%) Solaris
3 2 (1.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (55.93%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (45.76%) MVC
3 35 (29.66%) TDD
4 31 (26.27%) Scrum
5 27 (22.88%) BDD
6 26 (22.03%) Kanban
6 26 (22.03%) Web Application Development
7 24 (20.34%) Mentoring
7 24 (20.34%) Business Development
8 23 (19.49%) CRM
9 21 (17.80%) Business Intelligence
10 20 (16.95%) Project Management
10 20 (16.95%) Coaching
11 18 (15.25%) OO
12 17 (14.41%) Information Management
13 12 (10.17%) ETL
14 11 (9.32%) ITIL
14 11 (9.32%) Change Control
15 10 (8.47%) Risk Management
16 9 (7.63%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 96 (81.36%) C#
2 45 (38.14%) JavaScript
3 39 (33.05%) SQL
4 19 (16.10%) T-SQL
5 5 (4.24%) VB.NET
5 5 (4.24%) VBA
5 5 (4.24%) PowerShell
6 4 (3.39%) XPath
Qualifications
1 118 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 70 (59.32%) Degree
3 48 (40.68%) MCP
4 43 (36.44%) MCAD
5 35 (29.66%) MCDBA
6 30 (25.42%) MCTS
7 24 (20.34%) MCITP
7 24 (20.34%) MCPD
8 11 (9.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (2.54%) Security Cleared
10 2 (1.69%) CCA
10 2 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (1.69%) CCEA
10 2 (1.69%) MCSE
10 2 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (13.56%) ISO 9001
2 12 (10.17%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 85 (72.03%) Microsoft
2 24 (20.34%) Hitachi
3 11 (9.32%) Oracle
3 11 (9.32%) Sybase
3 11 (9.32%) SAP
3 11 (9.32%) Siebel
4 7 (5.93%) Kalido
4 7 (5.93%) Applix
4 7 (5.93%) Sun
4 7 (5.93%) Ab Initio
4 7 (5.93%) Cognos
4 7 (5.93%) Business Objects
4 7 (5.93%) Hyperion
4 7 (5.93%) Informatica
4 7 (5.93%) MicroStrategy
4 7 (5.93%) JD Edwards
5 4 (3.39%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.69%) VMware
6 2 (1.69%) Citrix
7 1 (0.85%) LexisNexis
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